Becoming a Charity

In 2015 the Berkshire County Girls Football League (BCGFL) became a charity, under the title of the Berkshire Girls Football Charity, which was entered onto the Register of Charities in June 2015 with the Registered Charity Number 1162213.  In doing so it became the very first league in the country to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  At a Special General Meeting in April 2017 the members voted for the charity to be known as the Berkshire County Girls Football League.


Objects of the Charity

The objects of the Charity are:

To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare, for recreation or other leisure time occupation of women and girls in the County of Berkshire and surrounding counties, with the object of improving their conditions of life, in particular, but not exclusively, to promote and organise:-

  • leagues, cup competitions and other fixtures;
  • activities to raise standards of playing, coaching and refereeing in female football; and
  • activities to increase participation and facilitate access to the sport to all females within the community.

The full constitution of the Charity can be found below.


The Members of the Charity are the Member Clubs of the Berkshire County Girls Football League, with the Trustees of the Charity being three ex-officio trustees, namely the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Berkshire County Girls Football League, together with three elected trustees.



The three ex-officio trustees are:

Carol John - Chair of the BCGFL

David Bowcock - Secretary of the BCGFL

Brian Strange - Treasurer of the BCGFL

The three elected trustees (initially appointed for a three-year term) are:

John Swallow - Ascot United FC (until 2024)

Heather Wellington - Referee (until 2023) 

David Bowcock (until 2022)

Berkshire Girls Football Charity Constitution
Berkshire Girls Football CIO_250417.pdf
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